What weapons did the pope ban?

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His subjects apparently didn't heed his words, because in 1139 Pope Innocent II again forbade the use of the crossbow, and the bow as well: “We prohibit under anathema that murderous art of crossbowmen and archers, which is hateful to God, to be employed against Christians and Catholics from now on.”

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